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UWI hosts Symposium on Women, Children and the Economy

For Release Upon Receipt - March 14, 2012

St. Augustine

The Sociology Unit of the Department of Behavioural Sciences, UWI St. Augustine Campus, will host a symposium entitled, ‘A Sociological Perspective on Women, Children and the Economy - Underscoring the Social and Economic Value of the Family in Society,’ on Tuesday 20th March 2012, at the School of Education Auditorium at the St. Augustine Campus from 9am to 4pm.

The symposium is being held against the backdrop of women’s contribution to society and the economy. In recent times, women’s contributions have been given increasing exposure in light of their scholarly contributions in the workplace and to education and entrepreneurship. This symposium hopes to address some of the issues surrounding women’s further development and challenges to this development in various spheres of social activities including, but not limited to economic matters.

The symposium will feature several presentations as well as remarks by Professor Clement Sankat, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the UWI, St. Augustine Campus; Dr. Hamid Ghany, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences; and Dr. Ronald Marshall, Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, Sociology Division.

Topics being presented at the Symposium include, Feminism and Caribbean Realities: For or Against? Families and their Impact upon the Street Children Phenomenon; The Social Implications of Women in CEPEP; and Street Children and the Cinderella Syndrome.

The Symposium is open to the public and admission is free.

For more information on the Symposium – A Sociological Perspective on Women, Children and the Economy – please contact Ms. Nirmala Sookoo or Fareena Alladin, at 662-2002 ext 83056.